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Nyssa (nĭsˈə) [key], name of several ancient cities devoted to the worship of Dionysus. The best known of them is a town of Cappadocia, Asia Minor, near the Halys (now the Kizil Irmak) River. It was the residence of St. Gregory of Nyssa.

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